Glen Callum Associates (GCA) director, Glen Shepherd is urging the automotive sector not to lose the industry talent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a key message to the trade, Shepherd said: “The threat of redundancies looms large across the UK and we’re urging businesses in automotive, engineering and industrial sectors not to lose the expertise that’s currently in the market.
“It’s important to note some of the similarities between now and the financial crisis in 2008. Then, there were large scale cutbacks but a quick recovery, similar to what we are seeing now in some sectors. This meant however, that companies lost access to people when they needed them most.
“In all the webinars I have attended, it’s clear that, while we are undoubtedly seeing work patterns change, it is effective people that will propel businesses forward.”
The recruitment specialist is working round the clock to support companies with their recruitment strategy, as part of a wider plan to help businesses emerge from the pandemic in the best shape possible.
“Companies need to work with recruiters even if they aren’t recruiting,” added Shepherd. “Recruitment shouldn’t be knee-jerk, especially in the current situation. With 22 years’ experience in specialist recruitment, it’s essential the team at GCA has the skills, knowledge and expertise to provide solutions to businesses for the long term.”
GCA has enhanced the recruitment process for automotive businesses, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video interviews and impartial candidate profiling, all now included and proving invaluable to employers.
This ensures a more direct, interactive recruitment experience, saving valuable time and enabling informed hiring decisions through impartial, third-party profiling of their candidates.